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New FMCSA Data includes Lack of Seat Belt Use

Last month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released safety data from 2011, including the following: One-third of truck occupant fatalities occurred when occupant was not wearing a seatbelt; 64% of large truck fatal crashes occurred on rural roads; … Continue reading

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Train, Tractor Trailer Collide in Homerville, GA

A train engineer and a truck driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries when their vehicles collided in Homerville, Georgia, on Tuesday, April 9. According to a report by WALB.com, the tractor trailer, which was hauling a load of mulch, was crossing the … Continue reading

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Woman Struck, Killed by Tractor Trailer in Brunswick, GA

A woman on her cell phone, reporting a single-vehicle crash in which she was involved, was hit and killed by a tractor trailer on Interstate 95 in Brunswick, GA, on Tuesday, April 3. According to Jacksonville.com, the woman was standing … Continue reading

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Woman Killed in Crash with Tractor Trailer in Atlanta

Two passenger cars collided in Atlanta on Tuesday, March 20, sending one into an oncoming tractor trailer and killing the driver of one of the cars. According to WSBTV.com, the two passenger cars were traveling on Camp Creek Parkway when … Continue reading

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Truck Accident Causes Chemical Spill in Georgia

A truck hauling formaldehyde in a double trailer overturned on Interstate 75 in Dalton, Georgia, spilling chemicals across the freeway and spurring a series of chain-effect accidents in its wake. According to OnlineAthens.com, southbound I-75 was closed after the FedEx … Continue reading

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Police Officer Killed in Accident with Logging Truck

A Civilian Reserve Police Officer with the Waynesboro Police Department in Georgia was killed in a truck accident on the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 1, when his Ford Ranger was struck by an 18-wheel log-hauling truck. According to WJBF.com, the … Continue reading

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I-95 in Georgia may get Reversible Lanes

I-95 may get reversible lanes–lanes that can be converted from northbound to southbound and vice versa through the use of moveable barriers. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has proposed the Georgia Department of Transportation look at adding these lanes that could … Continue reading

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Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: January 3 – January 9

It takes a little fire in the belly to fight with truck companies and insurance companies day in and day out. I get personally offended when, for example, an insurance company offers a pittance when one of their insured’s vehicles … Continue reading

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Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: November 1 – November 7

Attorneys handling truck accident cases should be familiar with all the Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations. Of course just being familiar with the regulations is not enough. Attorneys must also conduct thorough discovery in order to apply those regulations to … Continue reading

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Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: February 15 – February 21

It takes a little fire in the belly to fight with truck companies and insurance companies day in and day out. I get personally offended when, for example, an insurance company offers a pittance when one of their insured’s vehicles … Continue reading

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